My name is Corina Bouweriks and I am a photographer and visual artist (1963). I was born, raised and living in The Netherlands.

I am always looking for more than ‘just’ an image. From that feeling I start creating. Figurines, (non) existing people, residents of my mind, the subconcious. My work is described by other people as dreamlike, surreal, fantastic, romantic or weird and dark.

How my work is made

I place my figures in the center of an empty space.

Their bodyparts, faces and clothing are being transformed, deleted, cutted or hidden.

Unusual accessories are used to give the characters their ‘identity’. It never really fits to what we know, but is recognizable at the same time. Looking at them creates more questions than answers.

I work very intuitively and never start with a preset theme or subject. Photography from my own digital library, papercuts, old photographs and found footage are my starting point in creating surreal montages and collages, dealing with inner thoughts, feelings, dreams and memories. What is real? I believe, even when looking at a photo of a real situation or person, we interprete it in our own way and fill in the story in our mind.

My work is very personal and I hope to engage the viewer to project his own story, so the work will become his. My interpretations are completely irrelevant in this context.

Exhibitions and publications

2018

2016

2015

  • Gup, New Dutch Photography Talent
  • Masterclass Photography, Nieuw Licht, Arnhem

2014

  • Kiekie Fotokrant publicatie

2011

  • Fotovakschool Amsterdam